Culinary adventures

  • Ideas for the woman who has too many irons in the fire –

    shortcuts so as not to end up with egg on your face,

    or crying over spilt milk, or being in the soup.  

     

Green risotto

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:31

When baking, one should follow the recipe to the T – and I do that. But, when making risotto, I tend to hop along happily, improvising, tasting, adapting and … enjoying.

 

So, here is my secret recipe:

Feast with new potatoes

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Monday, 17 February 2014 20:40

What a privilege to dig up new potatoes from our own garden! (Not me, but my very able husband who loves gardening.)

 

So I had to whip up a lovely Sunday lunch – to be enjoyed outside with the patio heater making up for the winter sun not being able to give the necessary warmth.

Strawberries with puff pastry hearts

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:15

What to do when you have bought a packet of ready-made puff pastry for a household of two?  Make chicken pies, then a beautiful strawberry dessert, then start thinking about the next application….

Twinned bread rolls

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Sunday, 16 June 2013 14:59

Twinned bread rolls:

 

I took the short cut – using bread ready mix for both the brown and white parts (seeing that I don’t have to prove to anyone that I can make bread from scratch.) 

For 12 rolls I used 250gram of each and prepared as instructed on the packets.  While the dough was rising, I grated some Cheddar cheese (any strong tasting cheese should do, but I kept in mind that someone might want to enjoy it with a little jam.)  I cut 6 spring onions into 4cm pieces, halved them lengthwise and got twelve sage leaves from my herb garden (sounds impressive – just a few potted herbs at my back door). 

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